The population in Mohave County continues to grow– albeit very slowly. The U.S. Census Bureau has released its population estimates for 2014 and the population in Mohave County is up only 1.6 percent since the 2010 census. The county’s four incorporated cities and towns account for 61.9 percent of the county’s overall population, but most of the growth was in unincorporated areas.
Mohave County is believed to have had a 2014 population of 203,361. The estimates are measured as of July 1, but the numbers are not released until the following spring.
Lake Havasu City continues to be the largest city in Mohave County with a 2014 estimated population of 53,103, which is a 1.1 percent or 576 more residents than lived there during the 2010 census. Lake Havasu City is also the third largest city in rural Arizona, behind Yuma and Flagstaff.
Bullhead City kept its place as the county’s second most populated community, but it still has fewer residents now than it did in 2010. The 2014 estimated population for Bullhead City was 39,364, which is 0.4 percent less, or 176 people, than the 2010 census population of 39,540. Bullhead City is also the ninth largest city in rural Arizona.
Kingman is the only other city to experience some growth in Mohave County, and at 1.7 percent, it was the fastest growing incorporated city. The Census Bureau estimates the population in Kingman at 28,549, which is 481 more residents than were counted as part of the 2010 census.
Colorado City– the only incorporated town in Mohave County– continues to experience a decline in population. The town’s 2014 population was measured at 4,792, which is down 29 since 2010.
As for the rest of Arizona, the most noticeable change took place in Yavapai County. The Town of Prescott Valley is now believed to have more residents that its rival and namesake the City of Prescott. Prescott Valley had a 2014 estimated population of 41,075 while Prescott had a population of 40,958. Prescott Valley is now the seventh largest city in rural Arizona while Prescott drops to eighth, just ahead of Bullhead City.